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Mar 9, 2011 12:00pm EST
and if they say we need you to help us defeat a tyrant to establish the government you say you want us to have then i think we can answer and should answer. >> charlie: leon, what should the president do and why. >> look, i think some of what the president has stipulated as the appropriate conditions for american intervention already exists. david reported today in the times the white house person telling him the president said the best revolutions are organic. it makes them sound a bit like vegetables but if he means indigenous and made by the people, this is a popular uprising that is indigenous and made by the people. the complication comes and this is something we can recognize from the study of history and our personal lives as well is sometimes autonomous people need help and it doesn't compromise the people to help them especially if they're asking for help, which they are and secondly i'm not worried about the united states intervening in a libya civil war. i don't think there's another civil war. i see a dictator and some of his army and a lot of his paid mercenaries brutall b
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Mar 31, 2011 6:30pm EDT
and thanks for joining us. susie gharib is off tonight. i'm joined by my colleague suzanne pratt. on wall street today, there was plenty of talk about berkshire hathaway and david sokol. >> suzanne: he's the executive who unexpectedly resigned from berkshire late yesterday amid surprising revelations about his personal stock trading. sokol was also considered a likely successor to berkshire c.e.o. warren buffett. >> tom: berkshire and sokol insist he did nothing illegal, but does even the suggestion of impropriety taint warren buffett and berkshire? erika miller reports. >> reporter: there's court, and then there's the court of public opinion. both matter in determining whether david sokol did something wrong. law professor jack coffee says criminal charges are highly unlikely. >> i think he may have done something that was morally wrong, reckless, even self- destructive. but i don't think he has violated the insider trading obligation, because he wasn't an insider of the company he was investing in. >> reporter: but to many, it appears that sokol violated berkshire hathaway's code o
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Mar 22, 2011 12:00pm EDT
my way of saying look, thanks for all of the meals and if hopefully you find it useful and if so it will allow people who would never have the opportunity to work at the fat duck to learn those techniques, apply in the their own cuisine, maybe take it in a totally different direction. >> rose: richard engel, barney frank, and nathan myhrvold when we continue. every story needs a hero we can all root for. who beats the odds and comes out on top. but this isn't just a hollywood storyline. it's happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront opens. or the midnight oil is burned. or when someone chases a dream, not just a dollar. they are small business owners. so if you wanna root for a real hero, support small business. shop small. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: we begin with an update on the crisis in libya with richard engel of nbc news. first this, speaking at a joint press conference in chile, president obama defended the air strikes. >> i think it's very easy to square our military act
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Mar 3, 2011 12:30am EST
. >> i'm james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference, you help us all live better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and answer, nationwide insurance is happy to help tavis improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: as i mentioned at the top, the war in afghanistan is in its 10th year, making it the longest in u.s. history. among those who question u.s. currency and policy for years now is bing west. his new book on the subject is called "the wrong war." in writing about the book in the new york times, a veteran military correspondents said this, ""the wrong war" is a crushing an irrefutable critique of the american plan in afghanistan. it should be read by anyone who wants to understand why the war there is so hard." i want to start with what you told me. i asked about iraq, back in 2008. i want to start with what he said about
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Mar 23, 2011 12:00pm EDT
are down, pensions are up, particularly pension costs. federal government used to give you stimulus money. no longer and no prospect in the future. states have their own economic problem to the extent they're funding cities they've cut back as well. when you look at the biggest thing that most cities have to deal with, it is the pension costs. in new york city our pension costs used to be one and-a-half billion dollar. the reason pensions go up so much is in the public sector, you have defined benefit plans, and the private sector you have defined contribution plans. the difference is in the private sector, the employer gives x amount of money and the recipient gets it and they boy whatever they can with it. in defined benefit plans, the benefits go to the employee and whatever it costs the employer, it has to, they have to pay. and these costs are something that was given in good faith that the employees got but today cities cannot afford them. how you adjust, whether you have fewer employees, whether you get the unions agree to change or whether you down the road change the benefi
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Mar 12, 2011 1:00am EST
everything since 2004 was we used, before 2004 we thought we knew which piece of sub duction zones could have these really big earthquakes. the sumatra earthquake and now this one, what the earth often does, we learn to be pretty humble in the face of the complexities of the earth. the earth has the ability to surprise us. i think none of us expected that anything this big would happen there. >> rose: we continue with the president of georgia, talking about his relationship with russia and the events of 2008. >> america's main value for peoples like us, and there are many of us out there, right s that america, besides having power or economic leverage, it's also an idea t is a much bigger than than just another country. that is what makes america so strong. there is more freedomses it there in the world, it's much more pragmatic. and that's, i think there is nothing that can stop freedom. it's inevitable this is going to happen. and america should lead it. and i think should not be scared of it. >> rose: we conclude with fi pduficer peter guber talking about the art much storytelling. >>
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Mar 31, 2011 1:00am EDT
going to have to find ways to boost our efficiency so we use less oil. we've got to discover and produce cleaner, renewable sources of energy that also produce less carbon pollution, which is threatening our climate. and we've got to do it quickly. >> tom: the response from the oil industry has been varied. conoco phillips said it was encouraged by the president's call for more domestic oil production, but that it wants to see more specifics. while the former president of shell oil, john hofmeister, says the president's energy plan sounded more like a campaign speech. >> i heard politics as usual, because if there was a seriousness about it, if there was an intent to move forward, i think there would be more than rhetoric. there would be specifics around what would happen this calendar year, next calendar year, the following calendar year-- and none of that was in the remarks. >> tom: for every us barrel, america impotrs two foreign one.s >> susie: the president wants to see a million electric vehicles cruising our highways within the next five years. those plug-ins could help re
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Mar 4, 2011 6:30pm EST
years. joining us now to talk more about the impact of those lost government jobs and the outlook for the labor market. bob brusca of fact and opinion economics and mark zandi of moody's analytics. hi, bob, hi, mark. nice to have you. >> hi, susie. >> good evening. >> susie: mark, let me start with you. what do all those lost government jobs mean for the economy? >> well, it's a significant weight on the job market. we've lost 4-- almost 450,000 workers, state and local government workers since the peak two and a half years ago. and i expect that we'll lose another quarter million between now and the end of the 2012. so that's 15, 20,000 workers that we're going to lose each and every month. and that is a lot of jobs, a lot of income, and a very significant headwind to the economy. >> susie: now, bob, you toad me in a normal recovery, you usually see an increase in government jobs. what has to happen to turn this trend around? >> well, right now, municipal finances are in pretty bad shape but if the private sector does continue to ref up, we had a very good private sector job numb
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Mar 25, 2011 7:00pm EDT
for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. b pacific life-- the power to help you succeed. and by toyota. the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: syria was gripped today by a sweeping display of opposition. it brought a deadly response. jeffrey brown has that story. >> brown: the syrian government declared today, "the situation is completely calm in all parts of the country." but amateur video from around the country posted on youtube and elsewhere told a very different story-- even, tonight, in a damascus bazaar. altogether, it marked a major escalation in the unrest, and the strongest challenge to the syrian regime in years. cell phone images from the city of daraa captured scenes of chaos as protesters ducked behind walls to escape being shot by soldiers. t
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Mar 2, 2011 6:30pm EST
. thank you. >> tom: good evening, and thanks for joining us. saying he wouldn't want to miss it, apple c.e.o. steve jobs was on stage in san francisco today, susie, where he introduced the new ipad 2. >> susie: tom, seeing jobs was a huge surprise, and he got a standing ovation. and then here on wall street, investors applauded the news; apple shares jumped nearly 2% in intra-day trading. apple fans and investors were happy to see a thin but energetic steve jobs. it was the c.e.o.'s first public appearance since taking medical leave in january. he called the ipad 2 "magical," saying the tablet is a thinner, lighter, faster powerhouse. it goes on sale march 11, and the new version starts at the same price as the original: $499. it also comes with both front and back cameras so you can shoot pictures and video. >> tom: apple's newest device enters a more crowded market than the original ipad, but "consumer reports" technology editor jeff fox says the ipad 2 has a huge head start on its android-based rivals. >> there's a lot more apps coming out now for the ipad. it has taken developers m
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Mar 3, 2011 7:00pm EST
deteriorates. and he didn't rule out the use of a no-fly zone over the country. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight: we get the latest on the fierce fighting in the oil city of brega and the exodus of refugees fleeing the violence. >> woodruff: plus, we talk to libya's ambassador to the united states, ali suleiman aujali who denounced moammar qaddafi last week. >> brown: then, as states battle public sector unions, we have a newsmaker interview with afl-cio chief, richard trumka. >> woodruff: spencer michels reports on the outcry over hikes in insurance premiums in california. >> the new higher health insurance rates for individuals have sparked protests and calls for the government to step in. >> brown: and hari sreenivasan examines mexico's deadly drug wars, as president felipe calderon visits the white house. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> you can't manufacture pride, but pride builds great cars. and you'll find in the people at toyota, all across america. >> oil companies make hu
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Mar 30, 2011 11:30pm EDT
speak to the syrians-- is to say the threshold not to be crossed is the use of indiscriminate violence against peaceful protesters. that's the threshold. we can be very disappointed about the lack of reform and that's a judgment the syrian people are going to have to make but in terms of the use of force against peaceful protesters, that's when i speak about kinsy and that i think should be the message. >> i agree. >> simon: we conclude with a conversation charlie taped recently with linda wells, the editor in chief of "allure" magazine. >> to do the magazine in the last 20 years is better than if we picked any other time-- not that we could have-- if we pick any other time in the past 20 years. more has chked now in the past 20 years, in terms of products, attitudes, in terms of the visual name of our culture and in terms of the acceptance of beauty and in terms of all the controversy attached to it-- plastic surgery and doing too much and anorexia and aging. there are all these subjects that are really vital. so the like the subject a lot. >> simon: the situation in syria an
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Mar 16, 2011 12:00pm EDT
building. those spent fuel rods generated heat and had to be cooled using water in the pool. however, the cooling device was inactivated following the earthquake and water had evaporated. it is believed that as a result, fuel rods were exposed. and this caused hydrogen gas leading to fire outbreak. after the fire, the radiation level inside reached the highest since the earthquake. secretary yukio says that the highest radio activity level was recorded between the number two and number three and this level is a level which will have an impact on human health and today once again, the number four reactor caught fire. we are now joined by a professor and a reporter. now first of all, with the effect of the effort quake and tsunami, it is no longer possible to cool the core and also we can contain the radiated substances and the situation developed even further today this morning by a breaking out of the number four building and there's white smoke coming out of the number three reactor building? what is the latest information? well you can cool the core, hydrogen is created and that leads t
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Mar 8, 2011 6:30pm EST
to testify in your defense? >> susie: federal prosecutors allege rajaratnam used inside information to trade 35 stocks. the feds plan to use 173 wiretapped conversations and testimony from confidential informants against rajaratnam. on the list of the government's potential witnesses is lloyd blankfein, the c.e.o. of goldman sachs. rajaratnam's net worth is estimated at $1.5 billion, and he has spent an estimated $20 million on his defense, so far. his lawyers are expected to argue rajaratnam was simply doing thorough research in his role as a hedge fund manager. the trial is likely to last six to eight weeks. it is the government's highest profile attempt to crackdown on illegal trading on wall street. here's how u.s. attorney preet bharara put it when charges were announced at the end of 2009. >> it would be a mistake to think that this investigation is focused only, or even principally on, hedge funds. we have gone far beyond that. in fact, this investigation goes to the very heart of fair play in the business world. >> susie: joining us now with more analysis, steven feldman. he
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Mar 7, 2011 6:30pm EST
using plastic. credit card debt fell by 6%. and the world's largest maker of luxury goods has a new crown jewel. french fashion firm l.v.m.h. will buy italian jeweler bulgari for $5 billion. still ahead, the economic impact of the n.f.l. "beyond the scoreboard" looks at how america's cities could be financially tackled if pro football is cancelled for the fall. >> susie: still no vote tonight on wisconsin's $137 million budget shortfall. the state's democratic lawmakers, who left for illinois nearly three weeks ago to prevent a vote on a controversial bill, asked today for a meeting with governor scott walker. they wanted it to take place in a location near the border of wisconsin and illinois, but walker called that idea "ridiculous." the big sticking point is a bill to strip most public employees of their collective bargaining rights. that's ignited fierce opposition from labor leaders and their supporters. >> tom: tomorrow, ohio's legislature begins hearings on a similar bill affecting some 350,000 public employees. these state debates over collective bargaining come as governmen
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Mar 4, 2011 8:00pm EST
they'll ignore what happens inside their country if they help us advance our interest and goals. what's happening there is not allowing us anymore to ignore what's going on inside their countries and oh, by the way, they're not interested in helping us advance our goals right now. they're sort of interested in trying to hang on for dear life. gwen: when you say our goals, what do you mean? >> number one, keep the oil floying. number two, help contain iran, number three, corporate in the war on terror and counterterrorism operations we have going throughout that region and finally, you know, helping us guarantee the security of israel. and all of those things in the short term become more difficult. we saw with the oil spiking near $100 a barrel and then going over, you have a number of -- the protests have spread to a number of wealthy oil-producing states like oman, even protests in saudi arabia, bahrain, libya, iraq, all oil producers. so that's a problem. we have seen with iran, first thing the new interim government in egypt does is let two iranian war ships go to the suez c
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Mar 18, 2011 8:00pm EDT
: how japan's calamity could affect us all. covering the week, tom gjelten of npr, coral davenport of "national journal" and david wessel of "the wall street journal." >> award-winning reporting and analysis, covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week." produced in association with "national journal." corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> this rock has never stood still. since 1875, we've been there for our clients through good times and bad. when their needs changed, we were there to meet them. through the years from insurance to investment management to real estate to retirement solutions, we've delv ideas for the financial challenges ahead. this rockerasev n stood still and that's oneev thing that wil never change. prudential. >> corporate funding is also provided by boeing. norfolk southern. additional funding is provided by the annenberg foundation, the corporation for public broadcasting, and by contributions to pbs stations from viewers like you. thank you. >> once again, live from washington, moderator gwen i
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Mar 17, 2011 1:00am EDT
back on the idea of us stepping forward unilaterally on this but saying, look, if we get the requisite support from the international community, including the arab league, then the predicate has been set for some kind of roll by us in this situation. it has been slow. i agree with rob. and probably what it does is, it slows the attainment of our objectives, and it maybe makes a sort of stalemated situation the best that can be achieved in the short term. but i think something has to be done to stop the rapid erosion of the opposition's position, and that's got to be done sooner than later. >> rose: the tragedy in japan, nuclear safety, and the middle east when we continue. if you've had a coke in the last 20 years, ( screams ) you've had a hand in giving college scholarships... and support to thousands of our nation's... most promising students. ♪ ( coca-cola 5-note mnemonic ) every story needs a hero we can all root for. who beats the odds and comes out on top. but this isn't just a hollywood storyline. it's happening every day, all across america. every time a storefront
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Mar 31, 2011 12:30am EDT
projects, including "win-win" and upcoming feature "meeting spencer." we're glad you joined us congressman ron paul and actor jeffrey tambor, coming up right now. >> all i know is his name is james and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i'm james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference -- >> thank you -- >> you help us all live better. >> nationwide insurance supports "tavis smiley." with every question and every answer, nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment one nation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] >> for generations the united states of america has played a unique role as an anchor of global security and as an advocate for human freedom. mindful of the risks and costs of military action, we are naturally reluctant to use force to solve the world's many challenges. but when our interests and values are at stake, we have a responsibility to
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Mar 9, 2011 6:30pm EST
fire sale? joining us now: william gross, the founder and co-chief investment officer of pimco. hi, bill, nice to have you here with you. >> hello, susie, thank you very much. >> susie: so your pimco return fund has had great returns up so far this year, it was up 8% last year. tell us why are you selling treasuries now. >> we haven't lost faith in the u.s. government. america is still strong and the economy is growing, and we have perhaps 30 or 40 billion dollars worth of u.s. treasury bills. but those are shorter maturity obligations. so the argument really that we have is really a one of valuation. we simply think that longer dated treasury yields, and to cite a few examples, two-year at 70 basis, and five-year treasuries at 2% plus or minus simply are not reflective of where they should be or eventually going. if yields in longer dated segments then prices move lower. so it's not a negative thing in terms of the u.s., it's simply a overevaluation in terms of price. >> susie: so what would make you a buyer again? where would you have to see the yields on these various bonds? >>
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Mar 1, 2011 6:30pm EST
and thanks for joining us. ben bernanke said today the federal reserve is ready to take action if high oil prices threaten the economy. susie, the fed chief's comments came on a day when oil prices gushed higher. >> susie: tom, as bernanke was testifying on capitol hill in washington, oil futures trading here in new york surged to just below the $100 level. april crude rose $2.66 a barrel, or more than 2.5%. and those rising oil prices triggered a stock sell-off on wall street-- the dow fell 168 points, the nasdaq lost 44, and the s&p 500 off almost 22. >> tom: against that market backdrop, bernanke explained the fed's policy to keep the economy growing. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: the new normal for federal reserve chairman ben bernanke goes something like this: republicans in congress push back on the fed's bond buying program known as quantitative easing. the fed chairman argues the program is working, boosting the economy. today, bernanke went a bit further, giving senators a clearer sense of when the fed would begin reversing course. >> once we see the economy is in a
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Mar 11, 2011 8:30pm EST
been very useful, that is not what it was. he built it up as the radicalization of muslims in the muslim community, and the muslim commodity -- community's response to it. after the attacks in london, we said it could not happen here because we have taken in the muslim community. we were wrong. but why is it that way? we do not look at it and see why. >> charles? >> homeland security department itself said that the major threat of islamic radical terrorism is internal. we have had some success since 9/11 keeping the externals from our country -- from coming into our country and attacking. but the problem is the fort hood shooters, the times square attacker, all of those. the somali kid then end up in somalia. we know they are radicalized and america. of course it is a problem. the attack on the king has been nothing but an attack on political correctness of very high order. >> the net? >> that term political correctness is, at this point, an epithet. >> it was meant as an epithet. >> i understand that. in this case, it is incredibly not constructive. i actually think these hearing
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Mar 14, 2011 6:30pm EDT
reminds us that economies around the world are interconnected. what happens in a province in japan can touch the lives and businesses of others thousands of miles away. suzanne pratt, "nightly business report," new york. >> susie: here are the stories in tonight's n.b.r. newswheel: u.s. stocks sell off on worries about japan. the dow fell 51 points, the nasdaq lost 14 and the s&p 500 was down seven. trading volume started the week with 962 million shares moving on the big board and 1.8 billion on the nasdaq. fed chairman ben bernanke meets with his interest rate committee tomorrow. topping its agenda? whether to change its $600 billion bond-buying program that's set to expire june 30. some members fear the bond buys could spur inflation when combined with rising prices for food, fuel and other commodities. but former fed staffer vince reinhart thinks the fed will stay the course. >> they probably won't do anything to touch any of the characterizations of policy, because they don't want market participants to get confused or think they're going to be rushing for the exits anytime so
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Mar 2, 2011 6:00pm EST
another. they planned to head to where we work -- were. news of the attack reached us in nearly morning. the defenders started preparing for the possibility colonel gaddafi's forces would wall street bond and try to capture this place -- rolled street -- wall street on and try to recapture this place. descenders here have a few ancient russian tanks which they ruled out, older and less effective than the tanks being used by the gaddafi forces. many of these men were untrained volunteers. some were of -- summer soldiers themselves a few days ago. >> there is only one place to go. the right way. forward. >> and close to where we were standing, an air force jets. -- jet. the pilot misses the ammunitions stores, but this is the fourth attempt in at 12 days to blow them up. this is the entrance. but the road, down which colonel gaddafi's troops are supposed to be advancing -- people are very excitable, as you can imagine. >> indeed as it turns out, the gadhafi forces were still slugging it out and yet there -- at their first targets. at that moment, the tank -- the jet took another p
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Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
from the center of the town. here, and expected, noisy crowd engulfed us. >> it is hard to avoid the feeling that this is all set up for our benefit. overlooking it all was awful outside broadcast unit from libyan television, putting out the pictures live via satellite dish. it was well-organized, but what was entirely genuine was the scale of the damage. at the outskirts of misrata -- if the outskirts are like this, what must the center be like after weeks of fighting? as fort gaddafi's supporters, there just as fierce and the enthusiastic as the rebels. it is no wonder the siege has gone so long. >> confusing scenes, but tomorrow international powers meet in london to it -- to discuss libya. tonight, president obama will address the american public on the u.s. aims and commitments there. does president obama have a tough sell to the american public? >> usually the sell comes before military action for the united states. he is going to try to explain both why he went in and how long is going to last. that seems to be foremost on the white house's mine today. the hope to keep it shor
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Mar 18, 2011 1:00am EDT
administration has defended the use of nuclear power in the united states. testifying on capitol hill yesterday, u.s. energy secretary steven chu said the administration still supports expanding nuclear plants. some advocates continue to argue that nuclear power is an important way of reducing carbon emissions, others say the risks are too high. joining me now are three authors who have written about nuclear power, jonathan schell, michael levi of the council on foreign relations and bill tucker who's written widely on the issue and has this book called "terrestrial energy: how nuclear power will lead the green revolution and end america's energy odyssey." so what should we say at this moment no matter how that plays itself out but understanding this is about nuclear power and a natural disaster. what do we say about the future of nuclear power? >> as an advocate of nuclear power i would say this is obviously going to be a setback. i don't think it's going to stop the development of nuclear power. japan is in a unique situation. but really it's going ahead so rapidly in the world now.
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Mar 23, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. >> lehrer: and former senators gary hart and norm coleman assess president obama's decision to use u.s. military power in libya. >> ifill: then, we get a report from a japan battered by nuclear disaster and now facing elevated radiation levels in its tap water. >> lehrer: miles o'brien looks at the future for u.s. nuclear power in the wake of the japan crisis. >> ifill: ray suarez reports on how the north african nation of morocco is working to avoid becoming the next target of regional unrest. >> reporter: in washington, morocco's foreign minister gave us an overview of king mohammed's planned reforms for a country facing some of the same discontents as its neighbors. >> you know what i feel like? i feel all the time like a cat on a hot tin roof! >> lehrer: and jeffrey brown remembers legendary film star elizabeth taylor who died today at age 79. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the
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Mar 4, 2011 12:00pm EST
ours, personal connections are so important. we use our american express open gold card to further those connections. last year we took dozens of trips using membership rewards points to meet with the farmers that grow our sweet potatoes and merchants that sell our product. we've gone from being in 5 stores to 7,500. booming is using points to make connections that grow your business. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: bob iger is here. he is president and see i don't have to the walt disney company. he has negotiated some of the biggest deals in disney's history including the acquisition of pixar and marvel entertainment. he understand the importance of balancing heritage and innovation with an eye on the new digital age. i'm pleased to have him here at this table for the first time. welcome. >> thank you, charlie. >> rose: where is the walt disney company now? >> the walt disney company is a company that spends most of its capital people capital and capital when it comes to money on creating high-quality c
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Mar 30, 2011 12:00pm EDT
using the particularly unique capabilities of the united states, but not committing our forces to long-term engagements. >> and david ignatius of the washington post, david ignatius, doyle mcmanus and julianna goldman. >> it is exhilarating seeing for people calling for change and sweeping away governments and yet where it is going, what the risks are for the united states, nobody knows, and i think that is what is lying this the background for republicans, for democrats and for this president. >> we close with an interview charlie taped recently with howard schultz, the ceo of s.ar eu ck h>> has a new h book out cald onward. >> growth and success at such a high level covered up our mistakes and growth became a strategy as opposed to a tactic and we got a little carried away with ourselves. >> and although i wasn't the ceo i was as culpable as anyones else, because i was the chairman an honestly i came back because of love of the company, my responsibility and the last two years have been perhaps the most rewarding of the last 30. >> what is next for libya and howard schultz on the fut
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Mar 16, 2011 1:00am EDT
and to bring them home. enough is enough. you know, the generals are going to tell us it's going good, we need more money more troops or they're going to say it's going bad, we need more money more troops. >> charlie: we take a look at march madness with jay bilas of espn. >> i think kansas has the best path and i think they are playing the best right now heading into the tournament. they're very efficient offensively and they're very very good defensessively and they're continuing to get better at this time of year which is unusual and it's certainly the nice thing when you're number one seed and continuing to improve. >> charlie: with we conclude with the renown stock picker barton biggs who has written a novel about wall street. >> you wake up in the middle of the night about the novel you're writing and you get to many where you live with the principal character. not just the principal character, other characters. and then of course i was really writing it during the financial collapse, and so i was really getting new material all the time about the human tragedies that were
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Mar 29, 2011 7:00pm EDT
walks us through today's supreme court arguments in a huge class action suit against wal-mart. >> woodruff: we update the nuclear crisis in japan, as the prime minister says his country is on "maximum alert." >> ifill: miles o'brien reports from the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster, the chernobyl power plant, where, decades later, radiation levels are still higher than normal. >> 25 years after the accident here, scientists are still trying to piece together its full impact. in the wake of events in japan there's new focus on their work. >> woodruff: and ray suarez interviews housing analyst robert shiller about new evidence of falling home prices in cities across the nation. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> oil companies have changed my country. >> oil companies can make a difference. >> we have the chance to build the economy. >> create jobs, keep people healthy and improve schools. >> .and our communities. >> in angola chevron helps train engineers, teachers and farmers; launch child's programs. it
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Mar 5, 2011 1:00am EST
: in a business like ours, personal connections are so important. we use our american express open gold card to further those connections. last year we took dozens of trips using membership rewards points to meet with the farmers that grow our sweet potatoes and merchants that sell our product. we've gone from being in 5 stores to 7,500. booming is using points to make connections that grow your business. additional funding provided by these funders: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: sir paul nurse is here. he is a nobel prize-winning biologist. he has been president of rockefeller university in new york city since 2003. he is now leaving that post on march 1 to lead an exciting new venture. it is called the united kingdom center for medical research and innovation. upon its completion in 2015,. will be one of the largest biomedical research facilities in the world. he also recently became president-- get this-- of the royal society of london. who honors. this is great! >> it is great. and it's good to be h
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Mar 25, 2011 8:30pm EDT
the aisle. >> the president exceeded his authority. >> the president is going to inject us into a civil war that will cost billions of dollars. >> the first anniversary of the health-care law. >> it looks even worse than it did then, and that is saying something. be 5'2"e 5'2" -- i may and wearing a yellow suit but i am one tough lady. >> we the people take back our government. >> what is going on at reagan national airport? >> the tower is apparently not manned. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> they are not exactly pen pals, but house speaker john boehner wrote a letter to president obama. he has some questions, he said, about the american role in libya, our strategy there, because that the operation, whether gaddafi stays or goes. all of these concerns point to a fundamental question -- what is that the benchmark for success in libya? how you think the president would answer that, evan? >> i wish he would tell us. i often wonder if obama knows. maybe he doesn't have an answer. basically, the policy is to get rid of gaddafi, because if we don't
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Mar 17, 2011 6:30pm EDT
captioning sponsored by wpbt . >> disasters like this remind us of the common humanity we share. >> president obama works to ease fears at home saying the u.s. is not at risk from the radiation. >> susie: japan's disaster is raising questions about u.s. nuclear liability and the yen's continued surge as we continue our coverage of the japanese crisis. you're watching nightly business report for thursday, march 17th. >> this is nightly business this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> tom: good evening, thanks for joining us tonight. president obama said today japan's nuclear crisis won't affect the united states, susie. >> susie: you know, tom, the president spoke this afternoon from the white house rose garden and said he doesn't expect a nuclear radiation to be a risk for people inside the united states. >> i want to be very clear. we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the united states
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Mar 23, 2011 6:30pm EDT
for joining us. new signs today the u.s. housing market still is struggling. susie, that's even as many parts of the economy are recovering. >> susie: tom, what got everyone concerned is the latest new home sales numbers. they fell to a record low. sales tumbled almost 17% in february. even lower prices couldn't bring in the buyers. the average selling price for a new home fell to $202,000. at the current sales pace, it would take almost nine months to sell all the new homes on the market. >> tom: this discouraging news comes right at the start of the spring selling season. erika miller reports. >> reporter: instead of eating during her lunch hour, angie moncada likes to go house hunting online. she and her husband have been waiting for spring to get serious about their search. >> we want to move somewhere around the beginning of june. also it seems like things are just picking up generally, and we're hoping that people who have been holding out on putting their homes on the market will be doing so now. >> reporter: it also doesn't hurt that home prices nationwide are still falling
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Mar 24, 2011 1:00am EDT
think that the century foundation had an idea that somehow the two of us might be able to work with them and an international group. we had nine internationals and seven americans, and produce something that really could be useful as they looked ahead. it was a little early, as you know, because negotiations have only begun to catch on. so we caught it at the right time, i think, to be helpful. and it was certainly when i was asked and they said lakhdar is there, i said you count me in. >> charlie: why would you say that. >> nobody's had more experience on the ground and with people in the region on afghanistan in particular than lakhdar brahimi. and for any of us, it's always a privilege and an honor to be associated with him. he has ideas, he has judgment, he has sophistication. it's all there, charlie. you'll want to talk to him. >> charlie: we'll see. >> speaking arabic -- [laughter] >> charlie: you went looking for what? >> an answer to the fact that afghanistan has been neglected for a very very long time. starting in 2001 after the catastrophe of the attack on the united states, i
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Mar 4, 2011 8:30pm EST
that makes you want to recommend extra-legal remedies -- [laughter] used to call that day possee or something did not recommending that. just stating that wistfully. but there are no ways illegally in this kind of a public that we have to do anything other than what the court had decided. >i wish it would apply in other corners of american society. >> extra-legal remedies would be a dumb guerrilla liberty? >> it would -- i do not think the doctor is recommending that. is that the blood boils. of the blood does boil. >> what the -- you have to understand about the westboro baptist church is they are very shrewd. they don't believe in civil disobedience but they do believe in publicity. they always alert authorities in advance. they do exactly what they are told. they stand where they are supposed to. they actually fold up their tent before the funeral actually begins. but the alerting of the authority's also brings an enormous amount of publicity. >> excellency -- shows you how lenient,,, expansive we are in granting protection, a church protection of groups. this is obviously a cult
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Mar 1, 2011 10:30pm EST
. >> there's an explosion of enrollment this year. and most of us have been turning away students. in california, i know it's tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of students who couldn't even come in. >> smith: how do you meet that demand? >> what laguardia community college has done, and other colleges throughout the country have said, "come to us, and when we're full, we're going to shut the door." >> smith: and more and more, you're having to do that. >> we are having to do that. >> smith: the failure of community colleges to accommodate the demand has given clifford and others a huge opportunity. >> many schools are not meeting the market demand. we have somewhere between 30 million and 50 million working american adults who have not finished their college degree. >> smith: the question is, are for-profit schools the answer? in the '90s, clifford apprenticed with the undisputed master, the architect of the for-profit model, john sperling. in 1976,perling, a cambridge university-educated humanities professor, turned his back on traditional academia and moved to phoenix,
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Mar 29, 2011 1:00am EDT
president. is it dilemma for us that we choose to do something where libya's involved but not where bahrain is involved? or certainly not if saudi arabia... >> no, no, no. >> rose: those are simple and explainable? >> no, no. i know bahrain, i know saudi arabia, i know libya. they're two different categories lib ya is tribal, saudi arabia is feudal with a king on top. massive oil wealth which is used to keep his people happy. bahrain is a sunni minority ruling over shi'a majority. and the shi'as confronted the sunni rulers with the encouragement of iran to get a bigger share of power which had repercussions in saudi arabia because the oil wells to the east are all shi'a. but they are two different types of problems. and i would go along with what what is being done in saudi arabia and bahrain and what is being done in libya. in fact, i think libya, more needs to be done to resolve the problem with qaddafi. >> rose: is there a humanitarian reason to do this? >> the way he's killed his own people has made him a war criminal. he's been branded a war criminal. >> rose: so he has no choi
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Mar 24, 2011 7:00pm EDT
trained pilots and special munitions to do that. so there's a mechanism that we could use to protect those civilians who are being impacted by those forces. >> mr. wehrey what's your reaction about doing just that about bombing in urban areas? >> well, again, these air ground teams could result in a greater degree of precision that would avoid precisely that danger. but again, this goes back to the question -- i mean that's a tactical solution. the larger issue about bringing about his downfall has to take into account that there is a vacant support in tripoli among the tribes, among his sons. key units commanded by his sons that will likely fight to the bitter end. so simply puting in the ground teams i don't think removes those obstacles to his ground downfall, and the second point is the sort of government that will follow him, and are we taking steps to create an arena for the opposition to come together to hammer out their differences to organize themselves for legitimate leadership to emerge as we did at the conference >> brown: let me ask you, general jeanne, we heard this las
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Mar 4, 2011 7:00pm EST
. >> we've got to get on this now. >> right now. bnsf, the engine that connects us. pacific life-- the power to help you succeed. the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: we begin with the good news of the february jobs report. the labor department today reported a net gain of 192,000 jobs, almost all of them in the private sector, and the most in nearly a year. the unemployment rate fell to 8.9%, the lowest in almost two years. and the so-called "under- employed" rate, including part- time workers and those who've stopped searching, dropped under 16%. overall, the number of people out of work dipped to 13.7 million, still nearly double the number before the recession. president obama welcomed the news as he spoke this afternoon in miami, florida. so our economy has n
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Mar 28, 2011 6:30pm EDT
evening and thanks for joining us. susie gharib is off tonight. i'm joined by my colleague suzanne pratt. u.s. warplanes, ships and missiles have been striking against libya for more than a week. this evening, suzanne, president obama makes his case to the american people. that's after facing questions about the goals and costs of the mission. >> suzanne: and, tom, the president's speech comes as congress has yet to agree on a federal budget. lawmakers continue to haggle over spending cuts ranging from $30 to $60 billion. >> tom: while nato has agreed to take over the mission and take full command, the cost to the u.s. has been estimated at between $300 million to $1 billion. todd harrison is a senior fellow at the center for strategic and budgetary assessments. he joins us tonight, todd, what is your financial estimate of the cost of the u.s. mill taefer action in libya so far? >> well, so far based on the number of cruise missile es that we've launched and the number of sortee the u.s. has flown in this operation, i would estimate that we are towards the lower end of that, probab
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Mar 25, 2011 8:00pm EDT
it off to anybody else. today the pentagon was talking about possibly using helicopters and ac-130's, slow-flying, tactical aircraft that get awful close in. that's going to look like combat. >> who are the people, assuming they can displace ka due fee, who do they have in mind to replace him? >> that's the five bazillion dollar question. one thing the white house terrorism advisor is most worried about is we don't know who the libyan rebels are. you saw, and this could well have been an attempt by al qaeda to hijack this democracy protest but they put out a statement a week ago saying how much they were with the libyan rebels, al qaeda did. and a lot of these people are believed to have those sorts of ties. nobody knows right now but that's something people are worried about. >> can i get back to the notion of us being in the back seat. it's hard for people to believe that when the united states is part of something, we're never in the back seat, right? but let's assume that we are. and that this is an unwieldy coalition. how do you get the clarity of mission that congress wants or
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Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
police ill transporters behind us, utterly destroyed, and behind them, missiles themselves. this is a military naval facility. >> astonishing lig amid the wreckage, three missiles appeared to have survived just feet from the blast. one naval commander told me they were used for training and stored here for repair. we were ushered away by our minders. >> no missiles, no bombs, just workshop here. >> we found a second and a third crater, this one many times the size of the other two. this was a multiple missile strike. its target was clear. >> there is military equipment here. >> military equipment? >> military equipment. >> watt anybody killed here? >> no, no, no. >> combing the wreckage, we found the base commander. >> how do you feel about what has happened here? >> we are still standing. we are feeling normal. we are ok. no problem. >> in the east, the air campaign had its first loss, a u.s. air force eagle jetfighter crashed in rebel territory. the alliance says it wasn't shot down but suffered mechanical failure. its two crewmen have been rescued. east of tripoli, the fight for co
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Mar 18, 2011 8:30pm EDT
--www.ncicap.org-- it was a 10-0 vote, five abstentions. the u.n. authorized the use of all necessary measures to protect civilians in libya. here is susan rice, our u.n. ambassador. >> the security council has authorized the use of force, including enforcement of the no fly zone, to protect civilians and a civilian areas targeted by colonel gaddafi, his intelligence and security forces, and his mercenaries. >> shortly after, the u.n. foreign ministers said the countries declaring an immediate cease-fire and halted all military operations. right after that, oil prices dropped. meanwhile, the no-fly zone. what about gaddafi's tanks and artillery? is this too little too late, and given our involvement in afghanistan and iraq, should we be stepping into this at all, charles? >> it is late, and if you are going to strike, you have to strike hard and is serious and early. happening now, what we have produced is a stalemate, and now for the future, we are going to have to protect the rebels. it is going to be an ongoing and a long operation, unfortunately. >> mark? >> the consequences of wa
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Mar 24, 2011 6:30pm EDT
be good stewards of your money and not just focused on selling you the fund. robert pozen with us chairman he merit us of mfs and co-author of the fund industry, how your money is managed. >> glad to be here. >> tom: you have five guidelines when talking about choosing the right fund management firm, not necessarily the right investment fund. your first investment is pick a firm thats has been around for at least 25 years. why that long? >> i think you want to see a firm that's really committed to money management. we've had a lot of people in and out of this industry over the yearses. and they're just short termerses. and you are an investor. you are going to be there for 20, 30, 40 years. you want your fund company to be in the same period. >> tom: so those that are established and well established. >> absolutely. >> tom: you also like firmses with a global view. doesn't this invite investment volatility. >> i think these days even if you look at u.s. companies, ibm, intel, you have to understand what they are doing in asia and europe. if you don't have a firm that has-- that, i
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Mar 21, 2011 12:00pm EDT
resolution says, and what might happen. welcome. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> rose: tell us exactly what the united nations security council is saying and what forces operating on the resolution are prepared to do? >> well, first i tnk it's demanding an immediate cease-fire to qaddafi, and today president obama, president sarkozy have reinforced this demand by asking qaddafi to stop the attack against benghazi, to evacuate three main cities out in the west of the country, and to restore water to the population. he is try to playing a game, qaddafi, so we want to set conditions which are not negotiable. so, first, cease-fire. secondly, we need peace, you know, to enforce the cease-fire. so there is not only the no-fly zone because everybody is speaking about the no-fly zone zone, but there is also a paragraph 4 which is saying the international community, which means the states which volunteer have-- can take all necessary measures, which means military measures, to protect the civilian population. which means tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, it's totally allowed by the security c
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